Places to visit in Durham

The grand Norman-era Durham Cathedral (which plays a role in Harry Potter), and nearby fairy-tale, turreted castle have the words 'World Heritage Site' written all over them. The majestic north east city of Durham is a historical treasure trove; castles nestle in riversides, parks thrive with deer, and living museums radiate with industrial heritage, but that’s just a taste of the best places to visit in Durham. Bring your map to visit Durham County and the North Pennines where there are miles of heather-carpeted dales to explore. And sports fans aren't short of things to do in Durham – it’s 'cricket mad', especially when The Ashes come to town.

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Journey underground at Castleton's Caves

Go underground and visit any of Castleton’s four spectacular show caves to experience the Peak District’s hidden underworld secrets.

Location: Castleton, Derbyshire

 

Thrills and chills at Alton Towers

Share thrills and relaxation with your loved one on the Thrills & Chills experience at the entertaining Alton Towers resort.

Location: Alton, Staffordshire

 

Enjoy a family stay in a 14th century house in the Peak District

Spend the day ambling around mountains and fells of the Peak District before enjoying a relaxing evening with whole family at The Old Bakehouse.

Location: Hope Valley, Peak District

 

Experience the medieval romance of Haddon Hall

Grab a loved one and visit one of the oldest and most romantic Tudor houses in Britain.

Location: Bakewell, Derbyshire

 

Underground & over ground adventures at Go Ape

Release your Tarzan and journey to the centre of the earth on an epic double adventure in Derbyshire’s beautiful Buxton.

Location: Buxton, Derbyshire

 

Scale the Heights of Abraham

Discover the famous show caverns set among 60 acres of woodland set over a deep, dramatic limestone gorge in the Peak District.

Location: Matlock, Derbyshire

 

October events: Taste the best of the Peak District this autumn

Eat, drink and be merry as you make your way around the stalls at the Great Peak District Fair and Buxton Beer Festival.

Location: Buxton, Derbyshire

 

Amble in a winter wonderland

Wrap up warm, brave the elements and take a stroll around Derwent Dam in the Upper Derwent Valley, an area renowned for its dramatic scenery.

Location: Bamford, Derbyshire

 

Hop over stepping stones across the River Dove at Dovedale

Follow an easy walking route through Ilam Park and into the spectacular gorge of Dovedale in the southern Peak District.

Location: Ilam, Derbyshire

 

Have some family fun in a forest lodge

Get the family together for a fun-filled winter break at Darwin Forest Country Park.

Location: Matlock, Derbyshire,

 

Take an autumn walk along the Great Ridge

Enjoy a scenic hike along the Great Ridge walk, a Peak District classic with spectacular panoramic views.

Location: Mam Tor, Derbyshire

 

Get a True Taste of Derbyshire

Tuck into a delicious experience in Bakewell, home of the world-famous Pudding...

Location: Bakewell, Derbyshire

 

Learn the traditional art of Well Dressing

Take part in the tradition of Well Dressing, the Peak District’s colourful summertime spectacle.

Location: Peak District, Derbyshire

 

Be captivated by the grandeur of Chatsworth

With its palatial surrounds and starring role in Pride & Prejudice, Chatsworth House is one of the Peak District’s most celebrated destinations.

Location: Bakewell, Derbyshire

 

Experience the adventure and thrills of the Monsal Trail

Whizz through four former railway tunnels on your bicycle and enjoy breathtaking views on the Monsal Trail.

Location: Hassop, Derbyshire

 

Spend the day playing at Lyme Park, House and Garden

Get transported back to Edwardian times, at the mansion and extensive grounds of Lyme Park.

Location: Disley, Cheshire

 

Accessible Peak District

You'll be surprise by the wheelchair-friendly trails in the Peak District.

Location: Peak District, Derbyshire

 

Fill your belly on a gourmet break in Bakewell

Enjoy a delicious culinary experience in Bakewell, home of the world-famous Pudding, and hone your hands-on skills on a specialist cookery course.

Location: Bakewell, Derbyshire

 

Take a tour of the Devonshire Collection at Chatsworth

Admire historical artworks in a grand setting at Chatsworth.

Location: Chesterfield, Derbyshire

 

Take a tour of the Peak District Mining Museum

Discover the cramped and hazardous world of a Derbyshire lead miner.

Location: Matlock, Derbyshire

 

Up, up and away...

Take a hot air balloon flight and drift along with the breeze enjoying stunning landscapes from a new perspective.

Location: Tissington, Derbyshire

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